Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush

A review of studies displayed that, in general, electric toothbrushes do decrease more plaque and gingivitis than manual toothbrushes. After three months of use, plaque was reduced by 21 percent and gingivitis by 11 percent. One study found that people were more likely to brush too hard if they used a manual toothbrush opposed to…

COVID-19 Protocol

To All of Our Outstanding Patients: As many of you are aware, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has taken front and center in our communities and personal lives.  Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our patients and our employees. So, while we always strive to maintain only the highest standards when…

Dental Bone Grafting

When a person with good general health loses a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury, or another infection, a dental implant is an excellent, safe, and lasting solution. Bone grafting is a very popular and safe procedure, with over two million surgeries being reported each year. When a tooth is missing or extracted from the…

Root Canal Therapy Step By Step

It’s one of the most dreaded and hated dental procedures for patients, although, if it is done properly it is no more painful than any other dental procedure. So, what is a root canal? Do I need one? How do I know I need one? What is done during a root canal? We thought we…

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Tests for Tooth Pain

With the advent of the internet, we are becoming a generation of “do-it-yourself”-ers.  Type any question into a search engine, press enter,  and you find all sorts of results from YouTube videos to scholarly articles on any subject.  Even with dentistry, you can learn the different tests a dentist performs when diagnosing a tooth with…

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Dental Emergencies and Smoking

If you are a smoker, that last thing you want to hear when an emergency strikes is that it’s time to kick the habit.  In fact, studies show smokers use this vice to manage their pain with an increase in cigarette usage when pain increases.  Most are aware of the health risks associated with smoking…

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Emergencies with Dental Crowns

Although it may be a surprise to you when your dental crown ends up floating around your mouth, don’t panic! This dental emergency is easily managed with a little know how until you can see an emergency dentist! What Is A Dental Crown? Just like a cap goes on your head, a crown is a…

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Importance Of A Dental Exam

You find yourself in a dental chair while the dentist examines your mouth to address your primary dental emergency. But in addition, there are a number of different things that they are noting and observing.  All of this is included and part of the dental exam.  Many confuse this oral exam with a routine dental…

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Take Care in Dental Care

Good dental care doesn’t just happen in a dental office.  It starts at home.  There are everyday things you can do to show you care for your teeth and gums that will improve your oral health. Dental Care at Home Just like your mom told you, don’t forget to brush your teeth.  From electric toothbrushes,…

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The Stages of Tooth Decay

While the tooth fairy may come overnight, the process of tooth decay happens gradually over time, often being unnoticed.  Knowing where you are in the process helps determine what needs to be done. Most people assume that a resultant cavity from decay needs a filling. But this varies depending on the degree of decay.  Finding…